MirBSD manpage: fold(1)

FOLD(1)                      BSD Reference Manual                      FOLD(1)


     fold - fold long lines for finite width output device


     fold [-bs] [-w width] [file ...]


     fold is a filter which folds the contents of the specified files, or the
     standard input if no files are specified, breaking the lines to have a
     maximum of 80 characters.

     The options are as follows:

     -b      Count width in bytes rather than column positions.

     -s      Fold line after the last blank character within the first width
             column positions (or bytes).

     -w width
             Specifies a line width to use instead of the default 80 charac-

     The fold utility exits 0 on success or >0 if an error occurred.




     The fold utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.2-1992 ("POSIX.2").


     If underlining is present it may be messed up by folding.

     width should be a multiple of 8 if tabs are present, or the tabs should
     be expanded using expand(1) before using fold.

MirBSD #10-current               June 6, 1993                                1

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